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A graduate of the college, herself, Lanier’s passion for mentorship and fostering curiosity both in and out of the classroom is what brought her back to USF in 2008 and continues to motivate her to create engaging programs for students at USF and beyond.
Madison Siefert is building a community, homes and a bright future — all from within the Baldwin Risk Partners School of Risk Management and Insurance
For Siefert, entering the field of risk management and insurance is all about being part of the larger community. “Every time a disaster hits, you kind of want to be out there and you want to be helping,” she said.
For Brooke Hansen, an associate professor of instruction in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and the university's resident sustainability expert, establishing a sustainable tourism practice means harnessing tourism as a force for good to support “the triple bottom line” — people, planet and prosperity.
Ellerbrock is transforming the College of Education on the Sarasota-Manatee campus into a vitalizing force in the community with the Booker Middle School Literary Initiative and partnerships with two Manatee County campuses.
Inspired by the tragic death of his aunt who died while seeking emergency medical care during a power outage in Cameroon, USF Sarasota-Manatee graduate student Freeman Talla is determined to help expand the African nation’s solar power sector.
Alumni Spotlight: Manatee County principal of the year credits USF for turning her into the leader she is today
Conferred by the Florida Department of Education, Ricks’ award recognizes exemplary school administrators for their contributions to their schools and communities — including spearheading initiatives to increase student performance, promoting safe learning environments and establishing partnerships with parents and community members.
Growing up, Yaniris Garcia-Jerez struggled with anxiety and depression and felt "insecure" and "stupid" whenever she struggled to find the motivation to complete assignments. Everything changed when she received an ADHD diagnosis in 2020, a few weeks shy of her 20th birthday.
Paola-Marie Mannino, a fourth-year marketing major on the Sarasota-Manatee campus and the voice behind the social media channels for the Office of Student Engagement and the Campus Activities Board, hopes to inspire community in her fellow Bulls.
U.S. Marine Corps veteran and University of South Florida alum Carlos Moreira is director of campus engagement for veteran success and alumni affairs at the Sarasota-Manatee campus, helping military-connected students succeed while in college and beyond.
When Hurricane Ian tore through Fort Myers and the surrounding areas in September 2022, leaving hundreds of Floridians stranded in its wake, Bryan Jacobs, a USF alum, Marine Corps veteran and owner of The Liberty Smokehouse, leapt into action.
Since arriving on the Sarasota-Manatee campus, Rivera Marrero has embraced her new home with open arms. Her top priority this semester is rebuilding the Latin American Student Association — a student organization that promotes Hispanic and Latino culture through community engagement.
Alumni Spotlight | Rex Troche, Sarasota’s first Hispanic police chief, wants to leave a bigger legacy
Rex Troche, a University of South Florida alumnus — and dad to three current USF students — is the city of Sarasota’s first Hispanic police chief. However, his goal to establish a lasting legacy as a community leader in Sarasota goes beyond his ethnicity.